extended due to antiretroviral drugs some twenty years ago and people have

Extended due to antiretroviral drugs some twenty

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extended due to antiretroviral drugs some twenty years ago, and people have become complacent because of the advances in medications and a normal life span in highly burdened communities (Karim & Karim, 2018). However, there is still no cure because according to Hurley 2018, antiretroviral therapy has been prolonged causing a rollback in funding and the advances to be attributed to the complacency of people affected by HIV/AIDS. However, Highly Active Antiretroviral Therapy (HARRT) is progress toward the cure of the disease which was once the strategies of treatment and prevention (Chen, 2013). There remains a need to strategize and educate, and healthcare professionals are adept at bringing awareness to compliance and continued hope for a cure. How can Healthcare Providers Change the Perception and Increase Awareness in HIV/AIDS? Healthcare providers must continue to bring a halt to treatment optimism meaning we cannot allow the public to offset the adoption of their risky behaviors with the treatment modalities we have already succumbed using antiretroviral therapy. There cannot be a misinterpretation to continue unsafe sex practices and noncompliance. Treatment and prevention must continue to be the way to decrease HIV transmission rather than the benefit to lead to an increase in HIV transmission by reducing preventative adoption behaviors (Chen.2013). We must as healthcare professionals continue the National HIV/AIDS Strategy (HIV.gov, 2017) that the White House released in 2010: 1. “Reduce new HIV infections 2. Increase access to care and improve health outcomes for people living with HIV 3. Reduce HIV-related disparities and health inequities”. 2
On July 30, 2015, the White House released the strategy once again to update to 2020 and now these strategies are used to educate patients in the direction of decreasing such a preventable disease (HIV.gov, 2017).

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